Emma & Will
Donington Park Farmhouse
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Emma and Will chose the incredible Donington Park Hotel for their wedding last September.
Surrounded by the amazing Isley Walton, Derbyshire countryside, Emma got ready at the venue whilst Will made all the final adjustments and touches to the main barn, for their rustic barn wedding, surrounded by all of the people they know and love.
As this Wedding was very personal to Emma & Will, Emma chose to do her own make up on her own hair knowing exactly how she wanted it. The finished effect and what she wanted was to be allowing herself to spend more time with her bridesmaids, and Mum in the main farmhouse during preparation .
This wasn’t the first time that I had photographed a wedding at Donington Park farmhouse, and I was very aware of the old pigsty wedding breakfast room, so managed to make sure that we had time to capture all of the little details that both Emma and Will had attended to before the wedding took place.
Will was blown away with how the the lace wedding dress that Emma was wearing looked as she walked down the aisle, her bridesmaids ahead of her and in position ready to receive her as she arrived to Will.
Emma & Will were married upon the main stage with two readings from both sisters throughout the ceremony. The short ceremony was full of love and closeness between the bride and groom, with them never breaking their hands other than to exchange rings.
Florist – The Flower Room
Cake – Family, with flowers from the flower room
D/J – Jackstar Weddings
Wedding Dress – James Bridal
Shoes – The Rainbow Club
Rings – E Katz & Co Ltd.
Suits – Moss Brothers –
You were so good on the day, we really loved how discreet you were and that’s what we wanted. We can’t wait to see the pictures.
- Donington Park Wedding Photograher -
Winter wedding portraits at Donington Park Farmhouse
We managed to catch the portraits just at the time where the last of the winter sun was setting behind the farm over the Derbyshire countryside. This allowed us to utilise the golden hour for those stunning long shadowed warm feeling unposed couple shots.
The bride and groom had requested a handful of traditional group photographs with the closest of people to them, their parents, siblings and grandparents. Emma & Will were wanting to squeeze these in before the last of the evening light and before they would really bet to cut loose at their wedding reception.
Now this was a reception like no other I have ever attended. Hosted by the amazing Jackstar Weddings, Emma & Will chose to have a karaoke party for their reception which EVERYONE made the most of.
Grandad was showing his best shapes whist the whole of the bridal party were singing. One to never be forgotten.
Donington Park Farmhouse wedding photography unposed and natural
Donington Park Farmhouse is a very popular wedding venue located at Isley Walton, Derbyshire. Located closely to the Donington Park racetrack, you can hear in the distance the revving engines of the racing cars and bikes near by.
The venue itself has a very close link with my photographic career as it is the first wedding venue that I had worked at when I graduated from university. I love being commissioned to work back at this venue as it can be a very challenging in the main barn with the low light availability but this always allows for the most atmospheric, relaxed wedding ceremony.
Surrounding Donington Park
Being surrounded with picturesque villages, many other hotels and lodges, with good linking roads, if you have too many guests there are plenty of beds in the local area for your guests.
Not only that but with easy access to East Midlands airport you could be on route to your idealistic honeymoon without having to trap for more than 15 minutes to get to the airport! On the other hand, if you are honeymooning in England, the Derbyshire dales are just on the doorstep with lovely villages such as Bakewell, Chatsworth and Ashbourne to visit.
If you are planing your wedding at Donington Park Farmhouse I would love to talk to you about your plans and ideas simply drop me a message via my contact page.